Last updated on: 5/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Lawrence Kushi, ScD Biography

Title:
Associate Director for Etiology and Prevention Research in the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente
Position:
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“A positive association was found between the intake of dairy products and incidence of ovarian cancer… In particular, increasing consumption of skim milk was associated with a greater risk [of ovarian cancer].”

“Prospective Study of Diet and Ovarian Cancer,” American Journal of Epidemiology, Jan.1999

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Director for Etiology and Prevention Research in the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente, 2002-present
  • Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, Columbia University, 2003-present
  • Advisory Board Member, The Cancer Project, Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, EarthSave International
  • Former Ella McCollum Vahlteich Chair in Human Nutrition, Columbia University
  • Former Researcher, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Former Executive Committee Member, American Society for Preventive Oncology
  • Former Chair, Food and Nutrition Section of the American Public Health Association, American Cancer Society Committee on Dietary Prevention and Management of Cancer
  • Member, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Epidemiology and Disease Control Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, Integration Panel of the Breast Cancer Research Program of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Grant Review Committee of the American Cancer Society
Education:
  • ScD, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • AB, Amherst College
Other:
  • None found